Linda Johnson

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5 Traits of Highly Successful Salespeople

Are you cut out to make the sale? Make sure you've got these characteristics--or else learn to develop them.<p>Selling and buying are not purely intellectual exercises. Buyers and sellers are emotional human beings, which is why great salespeople are always masters at managing their own emotions. …

Self-improvement

7 Guaranteed Ways to Hire Terrible Sales Reps

Follow conventional wisdom, and you'll hire a conventional sales rep--here's how you should hire instead.<p>A top sales rep will change the trajectory of your company, while a bad one will tank it.<p>With those high stakes on the line, startup founders and CEOs turn to best practices and conventional …

Employment

Cracking the Sales Code with These Two Basic Principles

The classified ad screamed: “$600/Month Guaranteed!”<p>This was a lot of money back in the day.<p>I was a new high school graduate and had only a vague …

These 9 Words and Phrases Will Help You Close More Deals

Looking to up your sales total next month? Try using one of these.<p>Sales is a challenging but incredibly necessary part of business. In many cases, the opportunity to effectively connect with prospects on a deeper level and differentiate yourself from competitors happens during the sales phase. …

sales

Seven Tips for Delivering Great Presentations

Let's be honest: Delivering a great presentation is not only hard but also critically important to your business. If done correctly, a presentation …

Marketing

Why Millennials Should Consider Sales To Jump-Start Their Careers

Sales doesn’t have a glowing reputation in popular culture. Salespeople are presented as either sad sack Willy Lomans or hard-hearted sharks like the character played by Alec Baldwin in <i>Glengarry Glen Ross</i> (“ABC—Always Be Closing!”).<p>But the reality is that sales is a respected profession and an …

Booking a hotel online may soon get more expensive, hotels warn

A looming merger between two of the Internet's biggest online booking services, Expedia and Orbitz, will lead to higher prices for consumers and make it harder for small hotels and bed-and-breakfasts to survive, an industry trade group said Thursday.<p>The $1.3 billion deal would combine the second- …

DIY Open Pipe Shelving

Industrial pipe shelving has been a DIY request since season two, episode one – The Little House on the Prairie. The Batsons’ kitchen cabinets were …

11 Clever Home Storage Spots You've Probably Overlooked

There is a way to make every unused inch work harder.<p>There is a way to make every unused inch work harder.

Easy Storage Ideas Using Basic Hooks

Yes, hooks in the bathroom are a nice thing for things like towels and bathrobes. But that's just the tip of the organizing iceberg. For such wee …

8 More Storage & Organization Hacks

We've already featured two articles detailing how to make the most of your space, but storage and organization is just so critical in to every home …

The 7 Most Financially Savvy Home Upgrades You Can Make

When it comes to home improvement, some dollars stretch more than others. And if you’re on a limited budget, it becomes even more important to spend …

Home Improvement

DIY Chair Drink Holder

15-Minute DIY Drink Holder. Just three cuts! Bonus: it's adjustable to fit on the arm of any chair or on a deck railing!<p>304<p>1079

Crafting

DIY Fashion: Comic Book Shoes

Love comics? Bring some awesome geek girl fashion to your closet with a pair of DIY comic book shoes!<p>Transform beloved comic books—or any favorite book or piece of decorative paper—into a pair of trendy shoes that are uniquely yours with this detailed decoupage how-to.<p>Ready to give it a try?<p>Check …

16 DIY Outdoor Showers For This Summer • Recyclart

Just add water, you will have the most giddy summer day ever! An out door shower is not only crazy …

Old Wine Box Upcycled Into Jewelry Display • Recyclart

Jewelry

Wine Bottle And Glass Display Made Out Of Pallets • Recyclart

Most everything I make and sell is from recycled shipping pallet wood. departing from my normal art canvases and 3D …

Sales Training Won't Work Without This

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ninety percent of sales managers suggest that a lack of fresh and relevant training material is what keeps their teams from staying engaged, according to Salesforce. Eighty percent of sales managers claim they do not have the …

Video Tutorials

10 Rules for Using Social Media to Prospect

1. Don’t think social media is going to replace traditional prospecting methods. View social media as another tool to help you prospect. Most of all, …

3 Magical Sales Secrets

Today you’re going to discover the secrets to structuring presentations so powerful they sell your products, services or ideas like crazy.<p>Case in …

Three Ways to Help All of Your Sales Reps Become A-Players

Pricing scales with your team size and the advanced features you need. You can get started for as little as $450/month for 25 users. Reach out and …

Prices

Memorize these 5 Questions and Sell Larger Deals

Salespeople who have the ability to ask great questions and use the answers to benefit their sales conversations are able to drive larger deal sizes. …

Selling

50 Sales Habits to Eliminate

You can develop bad habits over time. Use this list to find opportunities to improve your sales performance.<p>When it comes to bad sales habits, I've had them all and still struggle to have mastery over them. In fact, this list was compiled from the things I've done wrong and my personal observations …

Selling

Are You Like Every Other Sales Person?

by Ryan Taft<p>I learned a valuable lesson years ago when I first started selling new homes in Phoenix, Arizona.<p>I was under the impression that …

Communication Skills

Nine Reasons Salespeople Discount When They Shouldn’t

One of the most frequent complaints I hear from sales directors, VPs, and CEOs is that their sales team—whether it’s internal or their distribution …